Exercise #1652


2 mins - Exercise


Muscle Focus: Abdominals and hips.

Objective: Abdominal, shoulder, and hip strength, and hip flexibility.

Start Position: Lie on your back. Bend both knees in, and roll through your spine, reaching both legs straight and parallel to the floor, and bending the knees in towards your chest. Place hands high on back.

Movement: Reach both legs to the ceiling. Lower one straight leg to the mat as you draw the opposite straight leg towards your chest. Pulse the top leg towards you two times, and switch legs.

Precautions: Maintain the alignment of the elbows in front of the shoulders and underneath the pelvis. Keep pelvis lifted and stable as legs change.
What You'll Need: Mat

About This Video

Jan 01, 2011
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This is the Scissors. This is a good exercise for developing shoulder strength, as well as hip strength and flexibility. It's a challenging exercise that comes later in the repertoire. So before attem...


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You guys explain these perfectly and demonstrate gorgeously. I picked the wrong career!
Thanks JC! Kristi is a beautiful mover indeed. :)

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